Plumbing in the Home/Leaky toilet

Advertisement


Question
toilet tank
toilet tank  

toilet bottom
toilet bottom  
Hello,
My toilet is leaking from underneath somewhere. I turned the water off and drained most of the water out of the tank and water is still draining out on the floor from the back. See photos. Can I fix it or get a plumber?

Thank you
Susan

Answer
Hi Susan, Check the tank bolts that go through the tank from the inside  through to the bowl. See if the tank is loose by trying to wiggle it, if it moves ,snug up the nuts from behind the bowl.Also look for hairline cracks. Lastly, drop a couple of drops of food coloring and look for the color to breed through. Then you will be able to figure out what repair is needed.
J

Plumbing in the Home

All Answers


Answers by Expert:


Ask Experts

Volunteer


Jay Nicholas

Expertise

Plumbing & Heating (warm air, hot water & steam heat)

Experience

40 years in the business, 35 years as a lic. master plumber in NY State. Retired

Education/Credentials
Graduated Magna cum laude at the School of Hard Knocks

Past/Present Clients
Commercial, residential and light industrial. You name it ...I have probably worked on it

©2016 About.com. All rights reserved.